KWV Classic Collection Pinotage 2008

KWV Classic Collection Pinotage 2008

This crimson red wine has upfront plum and raspberry fruit flavours. On the palate the abundance of fruit is complemented by fruitcake, violets and toffee flavours. This well balanced wine is soft and smooth with a lingering aftertaste.

Enjoy on its own or with red meat or tomato based pasta dishes.

variety : Pinotage [ 100% Pinotage ]
winemaker : The Winemaking Team
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 14.0 % vol  rs : 2.30 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.97 g/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Medium  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Enjoy immediate, but keeps well for for 1 - 2 years.

in the vineyard : About the area
South Africa's vineyards are mostly situated in the Western Cape near the coast. This is the southernmost region of the African continent, and has a Mediterranean type climate and diverse soils perfectly suited to quality grape production.

Vintage conditions
Slow ripening conditions resulted in a later than usual start to the 2008 harvest. The cool and wet conditions during the 2007 winter period resulted in small berries with concentrated flavours. Slow ripening ensured slow sugar and flavour development creating outstanding products from the 2008 harvest.

about the harvest: Harvesting date: February

in the cellar : Maturation: 8 - 10 months wood maturation
Total production: 295 000 litres

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